Peter is an experienced independent commercial and civil mediator, registered with the Civil Mediation Council. He is an excellent communicator and negotiator and since qualification has mediated over 100 commercial and civil litigation disputes.
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His particular specialisms include:
Costs, professional negligence; contract; public sector contracts; wills and trusts; property (landlord and tenant and boundary disputes); personal injury and clinical negligence.
Peter has mediated in most areas and types of case. He is a member of the Court of Appeal Mediation Pilot panel and set up and currently runs the Manchester Mediation Pilot in conjunction with HMCTS, which is due to run from October 2018 – October 2020, prior to possible implementation throughout England & Wales as part of the Court Reform process.
Peter is a Council Member of the Law Society.
Peter is co-author of PI Brief’s book on ADR for Personal Injury Lawyers and also Relief from Sanctions. He is on the editorial board of the Jackson ADR Handbook which is the authoratative guide to ADR used in every Civil Court in England & Wales. He was a Board Member and Director/Trustee of the Civil Mediation Council Limited for several years.
Peter is also a practising barrister and solicitor, deputy district judge and member of the Law Society Civil Litigation Section Committee and so has a wide knowledge concerning legal processes and litigation costs.
He is a trainer and assessor on ProMediate’s mediator training course which is accredited by the Civil Mediation Council.
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The High Court has held that heads of terms agreed at a mediation are capable of amounting to a binding contract that the court will uphold. The case of Abberley v Abberley concerned a farm in Wales being divided between family members. A dispute arose which the...
A retired couple risk losing their home over a hedge after legal battle with their neighbour. Ron and Wendy Long have been ordered by the Court to pay nearly £14,000 in legal costs in the boundary dispute. The couple contacted their neighbour after they found workmen...
There has been a 5% drop in legal costs of clinical negligence claims over the past year, according to the NHSR annual report. This may be the result of increased mediation, although the report does not specify. Damages payments to claimants went up 14% to £1.4bn in...